Nanaimo RCMP investigating after shots fired into parked vehicle

Nanaimo RCMP investigating after shots fired into parked vehicle

Nanaimo RCMP is investigating after responding to reports of shots fired in a quiet residential area of North Nanaimo early Wednesday morning.

RCMP say multiple officers responded to the reports, arriving on scene in the 6000-block of Linley Valley Road just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

When officers arrived, they found an older model Chrysler, that was parked and unattended, with multiple bullet holes in the body of the vehicle.

Police say the vehicle was legally parked and appeared to have been unattended at the time of the shots being fired as well.

Witnesses told police that they saw a newer model black SUV leaving the area at a high speed immediately after the shots were heard, outlining that the vehicle appeared to be travelling in a northerly direction.

The vehicle that sustained the bullet holes was towed for a forensic inspection and, at this time, no suspects have been identified.

“This was an extremely brazen act, and Investigators are focused on understanding the motive behind it and finding out who is responsible,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

Anyone with information on the incident is being asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file number 2021-45304.


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